Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Solving the Problem?

By Nahida Izzat 
Nahida Izzat
the Exiled Palestinian 

 Behind closed doors
In big dark rooms
Men in black and grey
Eating, drinking
Laughing and chatting away
Gather to discuss our problem
The problem of Palestinians!

They talked about
Human rights
And a “
A “
That will bring “
To the troubled Middle East!

We can easily solve this. . .
If only. . .
If only. . .
Those terrorists
Would stop their violence”
They concluded

And as for the refugees
That’s no problem
At all
Just give them some money
Compensate. . .
And they’ll all be content

Those “civilized
Freedom lovers
Peace protectors
Human right defenders
Guardians of ethics

Did they not know
A man
With a knife
Against his throat
Has the right
To push His butcher

 Did they not know
A child,
Who grew up
Far… far away
Deprived of the love
Gentle touch
And warm hugs
Of her beloved grandma
Given the infinite universe
Can never compensate her!!


“To smile when confronted with the most severe oppression, is an act of Resistance rooted in unparalleled beauty.”~ Jonathan Azaziah

"And I, a Palestinian from occupied Palestine, refuse to share my homeland with Zionist colonizers" ~ Reham Alhelsi
"Facts" do NOT need laws to enforce or defend them, what they need is research to prove or disprove them"

“When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either cease being mistaken, or cease being honest.”

About the author: Nahida Izzat is a Jerusalem-born Palestinian refugee living in exile for over 44 years. She was forced to leave her homeland, Palestine, at the age of seven during the six-day war. Nahida is a mathematician by education, a mother of 3 children by career, an artist by hobby, and a returned-refugee to a free Palestine by optimism, hopes and anticipation. She has an interesting blog at:    http://nahidaexiledpalestinian.wordpress.com/

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